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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday december 27. tam is off. nydia han joins us. here's what we're following. >> it's considered a christmas miracle out. a lehigh valley woman survived through the snow and freezing cold in the grand canyon. >> weather concerns sweep the country. seat problems holiday travelers are facing. >> new york city is preparing for the annual ball drop. ahead, who will have the honor of hitting the county down button. >> karen rogers in for david and matt pelman has the roads. good morning. >> good morning. we're looking right now at the temperatures.
unseasonably mild. it's already 43 in tannersville. line in slatington, 48 in quakertown and pottstown. up to 51 degrees this morning in coatesville. it's 52 already in kennett square. as you can see 55 in chester. 55 in center city. at this hour temperatures already well above the average high so right now it's 54 in browns mills. we're nearly 60 degrees in hammonton new jersey, 55 in vineland and glassboro. 55 in dover. so the big story with the weather is the warm temperatures we're seeing but we're also get something precipitation on the way. storm tracker6 live double scan showing it's not happening just yet but we can switch over to satellite6 and action radar and we can see that rain that's coming towards our direction so going to get mix of showers period of rain through the early part of the day befor before we get partly sunny skies and you're able to enjoy that 62-degree high. early showers and but a high
of 62. details in the accuweather forecast in a few minutes matt. >> some damp roads to start off the tuesday morning, karen, which always goes so well. not so much. so, we'll see how this morning goes. i do expect volume to be lighter than normal but probably heavier than yesterday. here in chadds ford we're live at painter's crossing. this is 202 at route one baltimore pike. shops at brinton lake would be right down there. it's damp out here. not too much fog at this point and traffic is moving fine through the intersection. only one accident on the big board so far this morning. it's in upper dublin just south of the turnpike along dreshertown road at flick drive. no extra overnight construction on the pennsylvania turnpike because of the holiday. now a couple days ago on the big picture we're looking good sitting pretty along the blue route 476, the schuylkill, roosevelt boulevard and 95. but of course just off of 95 ah they didn't work yesterday because of the holiday on the water main break so we dollar still have restrictions along columbus boulevard. southbound side just the left lane is getting by once again
here at queen street and i would expect throughout the day today the crews will return to work on the water main break so later on you could have a complete closure. right now left lane is opened on this tuesday morning, matt. >> thank you, matt. a lehigh valley mother is now describing how she and her family survived being stuck in a snowy wilderness near the grand canyon. it took rescuers 36 hours to find them in two separate locations. "action news" reporter katherine scott live in our satellite center with the full story. katherine. >> reporter: matt this all starter on thursday afternoon. this family was stuck in the woods, it was freezing temperatures, they had no cell phone service so the mother decides to hike the nearest highway for help not realizing that the highway was closed for the winter. she was finally found early saturday morning. she's now suffering from frost bite. >> i knew she was alive. i had no doubt. >> reporter: lucky to be alive karen klein from palmer township is recovering in utah her husband, eric, by her side. the associate professor at
northampton community college hiked for 26 miles for more than 30 hours in the snowy wilderness near the grand canyon to try to save her stranded family. >> my cousin needs his wife. i'm not letting my mother bury me. >> reporter: karen eric and their 10-year-old son decided to stop at the grand canyon while on vacation. they explained when a main road was closed their gps led them on back roads. when snow and ice made driving impossible they tried to turn around and their car went into a digit karen an experienced wilderness guide tide decided to hike to the nearest highway for help. >> by 6 o'clock we knew something was wrong. it wasn't like karen. >> reporter: when karen didn't return eric walked 7 miles until he had cell phone service and called 911. >> i just kept moving forward thinking if i don't get there, then, i can't -- i'm not going to survive another night out here and that really terrified me. >> reporter: karen had food
and water when she starter but eventually ate twigs and drank urine to survive. gone for 36 hours rescue crews found her in a park ranger cabin near the entrance to grand canyon national park. >> i kept thinking this isn't how my life is supposed to end. >> reporter: eric and their 10-year-old son isaac were treated and released from the hospital for exposure and the whole family can't wait to get back to the lehigh valley. live from the satellite center katherine scott, channel6 "action news. nydia. >> what an incredible story katherine. thank you. two homes were damaged in a fire in chester county last night. it happened just before 7:30 in the unit block of oak mill drive. crews say the fire was reported on the first floor of one house and then spread to another. the fire was under control by 8 o'clock. no one was hurt. and we still don't know what caused it. several philadelphia car owners are dealing with a holiday headache after their tires quarterback slashed. investigators say the tires were slashed sometime between midnight and 2:30 sunday morning. it happened to nine vehicles
in the 900 block of foulkrod street in northeast philadelphia. surveillance video from a nearby home shows a shadow whashadowyfigure possibly on a e moving from car to car. bob everett of two sons auto sal snatch southwest has offered to give the victims new tires free of charge. so first the holiday headache then a holiday gift. >> an 18-year-old under arrest in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in delaware on christmas eve. state police say bradford pollock struck and killed 54-year-old lisa bolden as she was crossing christiana road in new castle just before 8:00 saturday night. a tip call led police to the vehicle suspected in the incident. chevrolet impoliceman with front end damage. >> a large fight sparked panic inside a new jersey mall yesterday. it happened at the mills at jersey gardens in elizabeth. police originally were called for a report of a shooting inside the mall that investigators say the loud noise was a chair that was thrown during a fight in the food court. someone shouted gun which led
to people running and crawling away from the scene. a couple people were injured as they tried to evacuate the mall. ahead on "action news" at 95::details on mall security issues across the country. >> the winter storm that swept through the great plains has moved further east and continues to hamper travel. authorities issue travel warnings in some areas while other areas were at risk for tornadoes. abc's jenae norman breaks down how this is leading to post holiday travel woes. >> reporter: treacherous travel across the country. >> this is a holiday travel night pavement winter weather making going home a widespread problem. in the dakotas over a foot of snow falling. >> i'm on the second story and the snow is right there. >> reporter: near whiteout conditions leading to highways getting shut down. officials ordering a no travel advisory. in parts of north dakota cars careening off ice covered roadways causing pileups in salt lake city n nebraska winds gusting up to 75 miles
per hour flipping this semi on its side bringing traffic to a standstill backing up cars for miles. those dangerous winds putting about 3 million people in arkansas, missouri, kentucky and tennessee at risk for isolated tornadoes. in minnesota, high winds knocked out power leaving more than 19,000 customers in the dark and grounding flights. and across the country more than 3,000 flights were delayed and hundreds more canceled. and travelers may not be out of the clear just yet. jenae norman, abc news, washington. >> organizers are hard at work getting ready for the times square new year's eve ball drop. they announced united nations secretary general ban ki-moon will push the waterford crystal button to begin the official 62nd countdown to 2017. it will be his last ceremonial duty before ending his 10 year leadership of the world body.
and to see the ball drop live don't forget to tune into dick clark's new year's rocking eve with ryan seacrest only here on 6abc this saturday night starting at 8 o'clock and you won't want to miss mariah carey who is set to perform. >> as we prepare for 2017 a new poll shows the majority of americans that things are going get better for the country next year. the annual survey from the associated press and times square alliance shows a 12 percent jump in optimism from last year to 55 percent of the country. about a third of those surveyed said things became worse in 2016 than they had been in 2015. only 8 percent thought things got better. >> a happened mark visit in hawaii today as the japanese prime minister plans to go to pearl harbor. details on the historic trip. >> investigators shed light on why a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team crashed last month. karen. >> temperatures today will be about 20 degrees above average.
>> sky6 taking a live look at atlantic city new jersey. 55 degrees, folks. >> whew. >> and the sun has not even come up yet. >> crazy. >> my, my winter weather. this is my gift to you. i just continue to give gifts. >> keep them coming. >> storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we're dry at the moment but we're tracking rain headed our way and it's going to be a wet start to the day but a nice afternoon with highs about 20 degrees above average. let's go on outside and show
you what it looks like right now as sky6 bouncing around a little bit as we look at philadelphia international airport. and we do have lots of clouds in place but temperatures mild, 55 degrees, dewpoint 49, the pressure is riding and the winds have turned to the southwest and that's the reason for the camera shaking a bit at 29 miles an hour. satellite6 and action radar showing the clouds. we had a couple spotty showers move through but the bulk of the rain still out to the west. we'll watch these showers track through the area. here's that cold front that will be moving through and ahead of it a very mild surge of air. future tracker showing at 6 o'clock that showers in place maybe a little heavier in one or two spots. we advance this to 9 o'clock, here and there still seeing some showers but it's out of here late morning early afternoon hours and we get partly sunny skies to enjoy the nice weather. here's the front. ahead it we have there mild surge of air. 70 degrees already in new orleans, 56 in atlanta, 55 in philadelphia. but it's 29 in widget today.
you see the colder air bismarck minus one. so after this front moves through tomorrow we get a big drop in temperatures. so let's track it for you. school degrees for your high, early showers, 62 degrees. thursday looking for mixed precipitation. this is a look at thursday afternoon. you could see rain through most of the area. a little bit of a wintry mix possible in the lehigh valley and some snow in the poconos. so, a storm coming that will be a snowstorm in new england. for us it looks like some snow in the poconos, a wintry mix at times in the lehigh valley, rain for everyone else. that's on thursday. and we can track that even at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, mild enough temperatures it looks like it's rain everywhere except for the poconos. let's check your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. starting with today, it is a wet start. not just yet but it will be shortly. and then we're going to have warm conditions with 62 degrees for your high, partly sunny skies this afternoon, so make some
outdoor plans. tomorrow much cooler, still above average, 43 degrees, not bad but that's a big jump from 62. on thursday we're tracking some rain and a wintry mix for those north and west. 45 degrees for your high. it looks to happen mostly in the afternoon hours. friday is blustery and chilly, some lake effect snow showers possible in a few areas, 40 degrees for your high. on saturday mostly sunny, still kind of chilly, only 38. when you celebrate new year's eve we're looking at dry conditions. then on sunday clouds, it looks like late rain for new year's day, 48 degrees and monday periods of rain continuing. don't forget go to 6abc.com. that's a good place to check the latest weather because we'll provide complete discussion on not only what's happening today but what looks like will be happening in the future. as for that seven daytime where we're talking about 62 degrees, times when we're talking about snow showers a little bit of everything. >> the world just doesn't make sense any. >> upside down. >> thank you, karen.
shinzo abe will visit pearl harbor with president obama. abe plans to pay tribute to those who died during the mom bombing of the naval base. he will be the first japanese leader to do so since world two. he said this was in return for president obama's visit to hiroshima earlier this year. series of human errors caused an airline to run out of fuel and crash in colombia last month. 71 people were killed including most avenue brazilian soccer team. aviation authorities say the plane did not have enough fuel to make the entire flight sale, plus the pilot did not report the plane's emergency until it was too late. >> philadelphia native and pioneering astronomer vera rubin has died. rubin helped find powerful evidence of dark matter. her son says she died sunday night of natural causes at her princeton new jersey home. rubin scientific achievements
earned her numerous honors including becoming the second female astronomer to be elected to the national academy of sciences. rubin was 88 years old. >> 4:47. and a mother in ohio is facing child endangerment charges. hear what police say she gave to her five-year-old son when officers approached her car. >> and this is not your usual teddy bear. why the sound it makes brought one little girl to tears later on "action news." >> ♪
>> ♪ >> christmas of course in the rear-view mirror but still looking nice there at dillworth park with the christmas tree and rothman ice rink. first night of kwanzaa in the books and third night of hanukkah. i hope you're having a nice holiday season. we're looking live at the schuylkill expressway. pretty nice this morning. little bit damp out there but overall traffic is moving fine here in king of prussia. headlights coming eastbound toward gulph mills with no major problems as you continue east you can get on the vine street expressway this morning. it was not closed overnight. crews remain on their holiday break. 33 will return and stop that holiday break tonight at 11 o'clock and at that point they will close the vine in both directions. had a crash this morning in upper dublin but it just cleared out along dreshertown road at flick drive. to replace it there's word of
a new crash we're watching in chester delaware county along second street, 291 and this is the scene on the new jersey turnpike looking a whole lot better than it was last evening here close to the delaware memorial bridge toll plaza. we had big southbound delays last night heading into delaware. right now, though, volume is light and traffic is moving well. and for the most part we're back to normal schedules on mass transit today but the septa buses and trolleys remain on a modified weekday schedule. matt. >> thanks matt. new york city police are looking for the three people who stole more than $1 million worth of fur coats on christmas eve. detectives say they used a concrete block to smash the store window on madison avenue. a manager believes they had cased out the store the day before because they seemed to know where to find the priciest pieces. an ohio woman who was pulled over for driving erratically gave her child a sippy cup filled with wine to hold during the traffic stop. it happened in a cincinnati suburb of loveland on friday.
police say 33 received a call about a vehicle crossing a double yellow line and hitting a curb. they stopped 27-year-old elizabeth floyd. >> the car behind me is all over the road. they just missed two head-on collisions. >> floyd admitted to police she handed her five-year-old son a sippy cup of wine when officers approached her car. she's charged with driving under the influence and child endangering. >> to your first look at business the holiday shopping season not over yet. in fact experts say spending is up and could top $1 trillion. if you plan on joining the post holiday rush to the mall keep these tips in mind. even if you have a receipt, if you plan on returning a gift do it as soon as possible. many stores have shortened their deadlines for full price refunds and exchanges for the holidays. gift cards are a popular holiday gift. the national retail federation says more than half of consumers plan to give one this year. but they're not always put to good use or any use for that
matter. research organizations ceb tower group estimates $1 billion of the $130 billion spent on gift cards last year went unused. the stock market reopened today after a christmas holiday. stocks closed relatively flat ahead of the holiday weekend. the dow closed about 70 points less than the 20,000 benchmark, the nasdaq also rose 15, the s & p 500 gained three. come the new year millions of the lowest wage workers across the country will get a raise. the minimum wage is set to rise in 21 states including new jersey. right now the new jersey minimum switch $8.38. on january 1st, it will go up six cents. >> 4:53 is the time. a family dining in a restaurant while their car catches fire in the parking lot and there is something very important still in the car. hear how a passerby stepped in next. >> and new discoveries as the investigation into a russian military plane crash continues. we'll be right back.
>> a north carolina family is grateful a stranger stepped in just in time to save their dog. debbie hilton says her family's suv caught fire while they were inside a restaurant in ashville yesterday morning. their dog abbey was trapped inside the burning vehicle. a man started smashing the windows and the dog made it out safely. the hiltons believe a wire
caught fire and starter the fire. >> a girl squeeze z a teddy bear and hears a familiar voice. now the bear had app special recording of the young girl's grandfather who passed away suddenly last year. the girl and her sister both received bears which both contained special message for each of them. the girl's aunt purchased the bear wasn't able to get the recording from old video clips from their grandfather. >> that is so sweet. >> yes. >> good idea. >> 4:57 right now. still ahead on "action news" pop princess britney spears and sony music were the target of a twitter hoax. >> malls sending post holiday shoppers scrambling for the exits. we're live with the details. >> ♪ my hygienist told me to try...
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good morning it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday december 27th. tam is off. nydia han joins us. >> here's what's happening panic ensues at dozens of shopping center across the country as melees and disturbances break out between teenagers. a live report. >> current president versus future president. president obama makes a bold statement about the 2016 election and donald trump fires back. >> it's almost game time. the temple owls prepare to take on wake forest in the military bowl with a chance of making history.